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Are you a Michigan resident concerned about paying for college?

We have some good news for you. At the University of Michigan, attendance costs less than it did 10 years ago for many in-state undergraduate students who receive financial aid.

The Go Blue Guarantee is our commitment to keeping a world-class education affordable and accessible for all Michigan residents pursuing undergraduate study on all three U-M campuses.

This page provides specific information about the Go Blue Guarantee on the Ann Arbor campus. To learn more about how it works at UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint, please visit their sites directly.

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Four years for qualifying in-state students | Ann Arbor campus

How does this work?

You do not have to apply specifically for the Go Blue Guarantee. It is automatically awarded to qualified Michigan residents who:

1. Apply to U-M

Early Application Deadline: Nov. 1

Fall Application Deadline: Feb. 1,

Dec. 1 for School of Music, Theatre & Dance

2. Get Admitted

3. Apply for financial aid by March 31

U-M is the only public university in Michigan that covers 100% of demonstrated financial need of eligible Michigan residents. Below are examples of typical tuition support offered to Michigan families who apply for aid:

Total Family Income $65-95K
98% of applicants qualified for aid

$672 average tuition paid by family
Total Family Income $95-125K
92% of applicants qualified for aid

$6,369 average tuition paid by family
Total Family Income $125-150K
72% of applicants qualified for aid

$10,712 average tuition paid by family
Total Family Income $150-180K
62% of applicants qualified for aid

$12,744 average tuition paid by family

Updated June 2021

Andrew K., Student
I grew up in an environment where education was only seen as something that was for rich people. Then I saw that Michigan was providing full tuition. That opened up the opportunity for me to pursue my passions. - Andrew K., Student

*Photos and videos were captured prior to the outbreak of Covid-19. For information on U-M’s planning and response for a public-health informed semester, please visit campusblueprint.umich.edu*

Start Your Journey to Becoming a Wolverine Today

Visit the Michigan Residents page on the Admissions website to learn more. The early application deadline is Nov. 1; the fall-term application deadline is Feb. 1 (Dec. 1 for the School of Music, Theatre & Dance).

The Go Blue Guarantee and our efforts to keep U-M affordable for all Michigan residents are made possible in part by the generous support of our donors.